CPX Team Spotlight: Jason Mayden

Today we are thrilled introduce Jason Mayden, CPX Advisor. Jason is a talented product designer and a Stanford d.school fellow.  We asked Jason our usual question and got an extraodinary response:

“It means, one must be faster than the future in order to assess, distill and leverage the unmet needs of a generation that has yet to be born. This can only happen when a Designer pushes herself to be equal parts historian, artisan, data scientist and ethnographer. In the future data will be her medium of choice and the world will be her canvas.”

Find out more about Jason’s background here and during CPX! We are proud to announce Jason as this year’s opening speaker.  #StanfordCPX

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CPX Exhibitor Spotlight: Livid Instruments

Today, we are proud to shine the first exhibitor spotlight on Livid Instruments!  Livid talks to us about Product Design for Tomorrow:

“Livid Instruments designs controllers for “digital media.” Rather than specifying the action of a sensor for a particular task, Livid realizes the creative potential in the art of control. Livid’s products recognize the inherit flexibility of computers, allowing artists to create with multiple media types, rather than lock in a workflow for a single medium, such as audio or video.”

Visit http://lividinstruments.com for more information about their incredible products.

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Coming to CPX 2013: zSpace

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zSpace is an immersive, interactive hardware and software platform for developers and users interact in a true 3D holographic-like environment. By blending the physical world with a sensory-rich virtual world where people can naturally and intuitively manipulate and navigate, zSpace revolutionizes the way people learn, play and create.

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Coming to CPX 2013: Outdoor Tech

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Outdoor Tech,  is a design-focused accessory brand blending fashion and technology with the outdoors and action sports. From the Turtle Shell rugged boom box to the Chips helmet audio integration, wireless audio is the signature line of the brand, but it’s the potentially iconic logo, the Yowie®, that is most recognized by diehards and casual fans alike.

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Coming to CPX 2013: Tegu Toys

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In 2006, Tegu co-founder Chris Haughey returned from Honduras with a vision to create a for-profit business that would have a transforming effect on the lives of Hondurans. Four years later, not only has Tegu electrified the toy market with the introduction of its magnetic wooden blocks, but, in doing so, Chris and his brother Will have delivered on their commitment to make a lasting difference in Honduras and to its economy. With 100 factory workers and 120,000+ trees planted to date, this toy company is on a roll.

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Coming to CPX 2013: Lunatik

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Lunatik burst into the spotlight in November, 2010 when designer Scott Wilson launched TikTok+LunaTik Watch Kits for the iPod nano on Kickstarter, long before the platform was widely utilized by designers. The TikTok project raised a record-breaking $1M in 30 days, launching LUNATIK as a global brand overnight and ‘kickstarting’ the DIY product development revolution for designers and entrepreneurs around the world.

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Coming to CPX 2013: Celluon

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Celluon – the undisputed forerunner in portable input applications, has its headquarters in Seoul, Korea – the country renowned for its technological prowess. Celluon is highly involved in the research and development process, as well as the manufacturing of the projection keyboard module and final products using the 3D Electronic Perception Technology (EPT).

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Coming to CPX 2013: TouchTunes

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TouchTunes brings the world’s most innovative technologies to social venues and has become the largest interactive entertainment platform in North America. The company provides entertainment and marketing solutions to over 57,000 bars and restaurants nationwide. Since TouchTunes introduced the first digital downloading, pay-for-play jukebox in 1998, the network has become the largest of its kind with almost a billion songs played in 2012.

The TouchTunes mobile app allows users to find locations nearby and control the music experience directly from their phones. Since launch, it has been downloaded over 1.3 million times. Recently, the company re-imagined the jukebox as a multi-application platform that now services the iconic experiences of karaoke and photobooth.

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Coming to CPX 2013: Kubi by Revolve Robotics

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Revolve Robotics is a San Francisco based start-up company that was founded in 2012 by former Artificial Muscle, Inc. (AMI) founder Marcus Rosenthal and former AMI key system designer and product visionary Ilya Polyakov. It’s product Kubi, allows the remote user to “look around” during their video call by commanding Kubi where to aim the tablet using intuitive remote controls over the web.

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Coming to CPX 2013: Tactus Technology

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What if buttons could morph out of the surface of your device? Tactus Technology has developed a new tactile user interface for touchscreen devices that does exactly that. Tactus provides a new dimension to touchscreens by enabling real, physical buttons that rise up from the surface on demand, and then recede back into the screen, leaving a perfectly flat, transparent surface when gone.

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